Small charities are facing an uncertain future because the sector
is perceived by the public to consist of “an emerging pack” of
large charity brands.
A report released by the National Council for Voluntary
Organisations says government funding for the sector is monopolised
by a small number of household names.
NCVO’s head of research Karl Wilding said: “Political support for
the sector has largely translated into additional resources for
relatively few large organisations” despite the fact that the
government’s agenda stressed the importance of local voluntary
The report recommends large national charities that should
establish regional structures or partnerships with local
NCVO has also revealed that medium-sized charities in east London
have seen their income fall by 10 per cent with most public sector
income going to large charities.